Former Portland resident and Delta Groove recording artist, Franck Goldwasser, aka Paris Slim, will be heading back to Oregon for a spring tour that will be making stops at numerous venues and will also feature special guests along the way. Without doubt, Paris Slim is one of the finest and most creative international guitarists. He has a handful of critically-acclaimed solo recording and a WC Handy Award (Blues Music Award) nomination for his disc Blues For Esther. Since moving to the United States from France in the 1980s, Paris Slim has been a mainstay of the West Coast blues scene working with artists such as Jimmy McCracklin, Troyce Key, Curtis Salgado, Alastair Greene, and The Mannish Boys.
Bassist John Mazzocco and drummer Brian Foxworth will join Paris Slim during his current Oregon tour on Saturday, April 1 in Hood River for a show presented by Squrl at The Pines Tasting Room, 202 Cascade Avenue. Admission for this 7:00 pm performance is $20.00 and may be purchased in advance at the venue.
On Monday, April 3, Paris Slim will be holding the court at The Muddy Rudder filling in for Lloyd Jones’ regular acoustic showcase. This is a solo appearance, but Slim says that he’d love to have some friends drop by to join him. Located at 8105 SE 7th in the Sellwood neighborhood, this is a free event, beginning at 8:00 pm.
On Tuesday, April 4, AC Porter & The Live Wires featuring Jim Wallace will welcome Paris Slim to the Blue Diamond, 2016 NE Sandy Blvd, for a special free evening in tribute of blues legend Muddy Waters, at 8:00 pm.
Then, on Saturday, April 8, Paris Slim will be appearing in Eugene alongside Henry Cooper at Mac’s At The Vet’s Club, 1626 Willamette Street. Show time is 8:00 pm, contact the venue for admission information at 541-344-8600.